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Publication Date

Second Quarter 2021

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (OJ-COMS) invites manuscript submissions in the area of Wireless Powered Communications for Future Wireless Networks.

Conventional energy-constrained wireless systems such as sensor and machine-type networks are powered by batteries and have limited lifetime. Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a promising technology for energy sustainable networks, where terminals can harvest energy from ambient or dedicated electromagnetic radiation through appropriate electronic circuits. The integration of WPT technology into communication networks introduces a fundamental co-existence of information and energy flows; radio-frequency signals can be used in order to convey information and/or energy. The efficient management of these two flows through sophisticated networking protocols, signal processing/communication techniques and network architectures, gives rise to a new communication paradigm called wireless powered communications (WPC). WPC is an enabling technology to provide ubiquitous connectivity and energy sustainability in future communication networks, which are characterized by a massive number of low-power low-rate devices, e.g., for the Internet-of-Things.

Towards the vision of positioning WPC as one of the key technologies for beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G wireless networks, this special issue (SI) will bring together leading researchers from both academia and industry to address latest advances and challenges in WPC design. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
  • Information-theoretic fundamentals of WPC systems
  • Network architectures and protocol design for WPC
  • Machine learning (federated, distributed, etc.) for WPC networks
  • Signal processing and communication theory techniques (waveform, modulation, coding, etc.) for WPC design.
  • Multiple input multiple-output (MIMO), Multi-user MIMO, Massive MIMO in WPC
  • Mathematical models for wireless energy harvesting
  • System-level analysis (stochastic geometry) for WPC applications
  • Optimization techniques for WPC systems
  • 5G, B5G and 6G WPC-based systems
  • Prototypes and testbeds of WPC technologies
  • WPC for IoT and wireless sensor networks
  • Millimeter wave and Terahertz WPC
  • Optimal control and resource allocation techniques for WPC
  • WPC in broadcast, multiple access, interference, and relay channels
  • Environmental and health effects of WPC systems
  • WPC under regulatory constraints
  • Deep learning designs for WPC systems
  • Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)-aided WPC

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE OJ-COMMS guidelines at Authors should submit manuscript to:

Lead Guest Editor

Ioannis Krikidis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Guest Editors

Salman Durrani, The Australian National University, Australia
Koji Ishibashi, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Lav R. Varshney, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Caijun Zhong, Zhejiang University, China